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Showing You the Way

We encourage you to join us  at First United Methodist Church by attending one services and worship opportunities.

If Christians are to be a sign of the reign of God in their daily lives and if worship is to be the place that reminds us that we were baptized to show forth the reign of God in daily living, then what a great opportunity our congregation has to connect worship with the events that shape our lives.

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Pastor Tom Stark

Pastor Tom Stark

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tom has a passion for people to build a relationship with Jesus Christ. Prior to answering the call into full-time ministry, he formerly worked in the real estate investment industry, discovering we are all called to serve. Tom is a founding member of the Building Up Los Cocos mission in the Dominican Republic. He has served as a Circuit Leader, completed Coach Approach Skill Training and has coached clergy in his district. Having beat cancer more than once, he leans upon the Psalmist’s words: “he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken”.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Finance from Pennsylvania State University, a Non-Profit Board Leadership Certificate from LaSalle University, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary. He has three awesome children and two beautiful daughters-in-law.

Jack Fosbenner

Jack Fosbenner-Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jack and Sue Fosbenner

Jack is a fun-loving, hardworking Christ follower, working to be more like Christ each day and willing to share his faith with anyone. Jack enjoys mentoring and then watching others grow to seek Him as they walk the path that God has made for them. He was a New Jersey State Trooper for 13 years, Director of Camp Edge for 12 Years, and owned his own business.

Jack has been married to Sue Fosbenner for 43 years. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren - 4 boys and 2 girls. He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, backpacking, mountain bike riding, walks with his wife and dogs, and exploring with his grandchildren.


Rachael Wilson -Director of Youth Ministries

Rachael Wilson -Director of Youth Ministries

Director of Youth Ministries

Hello First UMC family! My name is Rachael Wilson and I am the new youth director at our church! My family and I have been coming to First UMC since I was five years old. Growing up in this church, many of you know I was a very shy kid. However, through much pruning and growing through trials and tribulations, God has made me into a more outspoken yet humble woman of God.

 I am so honored to be able to pour into the youth of the church who has poured into me and is still doing so. The kids and the youth bring me so much joy even if they drive me crazy sometimes haha! They are the future generation and it is a great responsibility that God has placed me in this position. I am so excited for what God has in store for the youth group and for my life in ministry!

Some random facts about myself to get to know me a little more: I love playing the piano and singing, baking is such a fun and calm activity for me, when I was younger I thought Jesus had a surfer dude voice, I have a very empathetic heart and love to care for those around me. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or just simply just want to talk about God!! Thank you!